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This is a great time to be studying at Bedford Academy - we have embarked on an exciting journey, shaping the future. Our innovative spirit inspires what we do and how we do it, providing valuable educational benefits for students, parents and our community. Constantly improving what we do lies at the heart of what makes us different. Read more from our Principal.

Easter School

A number of Easter School sessions are being held for Year 11 students during the holidays. These sessions will be starting at 10am and finishing at 2pm unless otherwise advised. For more information please click here. 

Rooftop Stargazing

Stargazing telescope image

On Tuesday 1st April Bedford Academy held its first stargazing event. Several students including our GCSE Astronomers Hannah and Marcus joined Mr Stokes, Miss Banner, Mr Masterton and Mr Turner on the roof. Using the 8” Meade telescope we were able to get a very good look at the thin waxing crescent moon and its craters. We also had a detailed view of Jupiter, showing the dark northern and southern cloud bands, and its Galilean moons, Io, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa.  As the night went on the cloud came over and obscured our view of Orion and its nebula, but we had a look at the star Sirius and binary star Procyon which forms two points of the Winter Triangle.

Details of the next Bedford Academy Rooftop Stargazing event will be posted here after the Easter break.

Bedford Academy makes a live broadcast with BBC News School Report

Bedford Academy BBC School ReportBedford Academy makes a live broadcast with BBC News School Report On Thursday 27th March twenty students from Bedford Academy made a live news broadcast. Around one-thousand schools across the UK took part in the BBC News School Report, a BBC project to engage 11-16 year olds in the news.

Watch the Bedford Academy BBC School Report video here.

Parent Forum

It is with regret that we have had to cancel the next Parent Forum which was due to take place on Tuesday 18th March. Our next meeting is planned for Monday 16th June from 5.45pm-7.00pm. We hope you will be able to join us.               

Examination Certificates

Students that left the Academy in summer 2013 may collect their examination certificates from the Academy during term time before 4:00p.m. It would be helpful if you could email your request to or phone 01234 301500 option 4 to ensure your certificates will be ready for you to collect. Students who are still at the Academy should complete the request form at Reception and collect their certificates between 09:00 and 10:30 any day from the day after the request.

Ofsted Success with Academy Awarded Good

Ofsted logoThe last few days of the summer 2013 term saw the arrival of inspectors from Ofsted. With students and staff alike proud to welcome the Ofsted team into our new building, they were able to see in close detail the achievements of Bedford Academy and as a result we have been officially recognised as a Good school.

The full report was puplished by Ofsted on the 10th September and can be read by clicking here .


Best Ever Results…Again

Bedford Academy has once again recorded its best ever results, bucking the declining national trend. We are immensely proud of our #successfulstudents and the dedication of our #bestteamofstaff.

Our students made fantastic progress, and notable improvements were made in GCSE Media Studies (100% A*-C), GCSE English Literature (80% A*-C) and GCSE Food Technology (70%).




 87% of students secured 5A*-C, well above the national average of 81%, enabling more students to secure progression routes on to Level 3 courses at our Sixth Form or other providers. We also saw year on year improvements to the percentage of students securing 5A*-C including maths and English, 5 GSCE passes and every student secured at least one qualification. Students who did particularly well include Amrit Thind who secured an amazing 5 A*s, 3A s and 2Bs at GCSE and Sadie Townsend who secured a fantastic 2A*s, 3A and 2Bs.


We were very proud that ALPS (a national Sixth Form performance measure) rates our Sixth Form Student Performance as Outstanding. 83% secured of our students secured 3A*-E and 98% secured 2A*-E, well above the national average. We have more students than ever progressing to top Universities. Some individual students who did particularly well included:  David Ellis 3As at A Level, Kamilla Sala 5As at AS Level and Emma Anderson 4As at AS Level.

Cashless Catering

Due to changes in Government Legislation, parents will now need to opt into the Biometric system used in the Cashless Catering and Follow Me printing within the Academy. Please click here for more information.  

Students get huge surprise with special visit from David Beckham

David Beckham Visit to Bedford AcademyDavid Beckham was a very special - and surprise - guest at Bedford Academy. The Sky Ambassador visited, with Bedford Academy student Wayne Instrell having won this year's Sky Sports Living for Sport student of the year award.Beckham at Bedford Academy

Watch the Sky Sports Living for Sport video of this fantastic event and see the amazing time had by Bedford Academy students, click here.


Students and Beckham photo

Beckham Mania Photo Shoot

Academy students were given the surprise of their lives when invited to a top secret photo shoot in Paris with Sky Sports this week.

Click here to see the Sky Sports News media clip and read more about their amazing day.

Parent Survey Feedback

Click here to read our most recent feedback from our Parents’ surveys.

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